The following is a list of books that I have purchased, that I have also had the honor and pleasure of having signed by their respective authors. They are listed in alphabetical order, by author’s last name.
This is a page that shall be updated, periodically. You may wish to check in to see which new autographed books I have acquired, from time to time.
- Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages, by Judika Illes (Copyright 2011, HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, New York). I have often told Judika–both online and off–that her book Encyclopedia of Spirits has helped me in many of my Metaphysical Classes (including my very first Goddess Course, “Goddess-Graced Guidance”). However, this book has become a wonderful resource for me, more so personally than professionally.
2. Growl & Snare, by Tonya Ingram (Copyright 2009, Penmanship Books, Brooklyn, New York). I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Ms. Ingram at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s very first Annual Block Party during the Summer of 2013. Lovely lady, lovely Energy, brilliant poet, and even more beautiful autograph in my copy of her book.3. The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, by (the late and great) Alexei Kondratiev (Copyright 2003, Citadel Press Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., New York, New York). I had the honor and pleasure of spending time with Mr. Kondratiev in group Ritual, as well as socially. I had the honor and pleasure of receiving this book from him as a Birthday Gift. I can neither pronounce nor translate the inscription, but I did ask him what it meant, and I love what he wrote.4. Cuba for Tourists Only, by Jorge Luis Seco (Copyright 2013, Editorial Voces de Hoy, Miami, Florida). I have come to love attending cultural events in my area, and the William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City, New Jersey hosted Mr. Seco a few years ago. I enjoyed his talk about what he writes, how he writes, and as someone who often refers to himself as a “Wisdome Writer,” this was good training for me, as well. Given how connected I AM to my Afro-Cuban Heritage, buying this book was a no-brainer.5. Adventures with Greening Man: My Mythic Mentor for Ever-Renewing Life: Book One: SEED Winter of Awakening, by James Wanless, PhD (Copyright 2013, EverGreeningMan is listed as the publisher, and no additional information is listed about EverGreeningMan in the book). I had a friend who was a client, a student, and a published author. She adored Dr. James Wanless. He had led a lecture at Namaste Books in Manhattan, NYC, and I was late, the rainy weather was a factor, but the greater factor was mindlessness. I arrived just as he was putting away his books. I purchased a copy for myself, and intended to purchase a copy for our mutual friend, but he gave it to me, and then I purchased a copy for another friend, who is also a client and student, and who has a great affinity with the Green Man (or, as James Wanless calls Him, Greening Man).6. Rituals of the Dark Moon: 13 Lunar Rites for a Magical Path, by Gail Wood (Copyright 2001, Llewellyn Worldwide, Woodbury, Minnesota). Ironically, the friend who died gave me this book. It was originally published under the title Sisters of the Dark Moon: 13 Rituals of the Dark Goddess, but for whatever reason or reasons, the title was changed. The Rituals are beautiful, powerful, and Sacred, and interestingly enough, I have rarely engaged in them. Nonetheless, I do enjoy working with the “Dark Moon Tides.”7. Making Artisan Cheesecake, by Melanie Underwood (Copyright 2015, Quarry Books, Beverly, Massachusetts). This book came to me, by way of a “having it all” moment. You see, I had a previous engagement on Thursday, September 17, 2015. One that had been scheduled two to three months earlier. However, I found out about the book signing event on the evening of Friday, August 14, 2015. So, I asked a regular client who lives a few blocks away from the Barnes & Noble Booksellers that was hosting this if she would go in my stead, buy the book, have it autographed, and since I was seeing her for a private Reading the following evening, I would give her the money for the book, and receive my copy. And that is exactly what happened.8. Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess, by Courtney Weber (Copyright 2015, Weiser Books, an Imprint of Red Wheel Weiser, LLC, San Francisco, California). I first met Courtney Weber (also known as Courtney Weber Hoover) a few years ago, during the Pagan Way 40th Anniversary Lecture series at an Unitarian Universalist Church in Brooklyn, New York. I loved her Energy from the beginning, and participated in one of her public Rituals later that year (Yule, if memory serves). I purchased her Tarot of the Boroughs, and enjoyed it, but since it is not autographed, it is not listed on this page. In any event, I began reading the book last night, and all I can say is, it is a wonderful addition to an ever-increasing number of books about a wondrous, beautiful, powerful and Sacred Goddess (and Saint, for that matter).